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CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 2:30pm EST
have a seat. a little more than four years ago, i stood with mr. tim geithner and denounced him as my first nominee to my cabinet. we were barely two months into the financial crisis. the stock market had greater and the housing market had cratered as well. bank after bank was on the verge of collapse. worst of all, more than 800,000 americans would lose their jobs in just that month. and the bottom was not yet in sight. i could not blamed him when he tried to tell me he was not the right guy for the job. [applause] but i knew that his extensive experience with economic policy made him qualified. i knew he could hit the ground running. he had just spent several sleepless and chaotic weeks emerged in the crisis and had been working closely with his republican predecessor to save the financial sector. then with the wreckage of our economy still smoldering and unstable, i asked him to help me put it back together. thanks in large part to his steady hand, our economy has been growing, our businesses have created nearly 6 million new jobs, the money we spend to save the financial system ha
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 8:00pm EST
by that conversation. several days later, a big bloomberg story was that tim geithner was trying to force me out. all this stuff about how i was not a team player, even if i stayed, i would not be part of the important policy decisions, it was a petty story. >> where did it come from? >> i do not know. there was a backlash. the chairman of the senate banking committee wrote a letter to the president asking him to keep me. he said, he liked me and what i was saying and i had a sense of urgency that he liked. that was it. i stayed. i tried to find out. we had disagreements. i did not think it was a bad thing to voice different views. i was surprised. we did not have a very productive conversation. we got through it still. we did what we needed to do. i always tried to protest pay. i always -- to participate. i always came to the table. we tampered the bailouts. a lot of the policy choices that were made were not once i would make if i were running things. >> a long paragraph. i want to put it on the screen so people can follow it. what would all this say about our financial system and our regulators? -
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 1:00am PST
of these signatures say the same thing. they both belong to treasury secretary tim geithner, who by virtue of being treasury secretary is also the guy who gets to sign our money. when mr. geithner became treasury secretary, he changed his signature. he changed it from the rather lovely loop de loops on the left to the fifth grader's cursive timothy f. geithner you see on the right. here he is explaining why. >> i think on the dollar bill i had to write something that people could read my name. i didn't try for elegance. i just tried for elegance. >> because mrs. quigley, the first grade writing teach worry have given me an "f" on that. >> i took third grade in new delhi, india. >> whether it is foreign penmanship instruction or something weirder, tim geithner's changed signature never got nearly the attention that his successor's signature received. all of the media got fixated on a signature that is loopier than tim geithner's original signature. this is jack lew. all signs point to president obama say i knowing him to replace tim geithner. and if he is nominated and confirmed, that will mean that
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am PST
street. today, tim geithner steps down as treasury secretary after four years. now when geithner first took office in january of 2009, the u.s. lost more than 2.3 million jobs and gdp was shrinking at 5.3% annual rate. fast forward to the last quarter of 2012. more than 450,000 jobs added. the economy grew at 1.2% annually. unemployment is at a five-year low. the stock market closed yesterday at a five-year high. but what's ahead? joining me now is economic policy correspondent for "the washington post," jim tankersley. good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> let's look at what tim geithner did. took a lead on revamping the financial rules. negotiated with congressional leaders on the budget and raising the debt limit. oversaw the t.a.r.p. bailout of companies that included citigroup, general motors. a headline from "the washington post" posts, tim geithner's legacy, an unpopular bailout that helped save the economy. is he leaving a much stronger economy than he came in with? >> well, assuredly, the economy is much better today than it was when tim geithner and barack obama first took
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 10:00am PST
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CNBC
Jan 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
, jack lew, to be his next treasury secretary. outgoing treasury secretary tim geithner should be there also. >> spearing tough fiscal fights with congress and his choice is raising questions about how independent the new treasury chief will be from the white house. steve liesman taking a close are look at this. steve, how independent are they and when they get too independent as paul o'neill did, they get fired. >> very good point. one is how much independence they exercise in office but the other is the chief criticism of jack lew so far is how much independence he brings to the job before he takes the office. the issue is when you think about the past seven treasury secretaries they've all come to the office in their resume with a bit of intendens, which leads you to something other than politics at the white house. let's go through it now. lloyd benson back in 1939 appointed by clinton, he was politically right of center of president clinton. that was the one thing. robert rubin came from goldman sac sachs. it was something other than political. larry summers, appointed by
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm EST
the treasury secretary tim geithner. people came with a wall street. their biggest concern was protecting the banks, protect them if they saw. but they didn't have people sensitive to the issues. if you shovel hundreds of billions of dollars out for me you have real vulnerabilities to fraud. there says that will try to steal that money. they are not as attuned to complex adventures. we were cognizant of the fact he needed a degree of skepticism with people and institutions they were interacting. so our role and what the role of all ig should be as the voice of the taxpayer, to be the institutional concept of pushing back when money is pushed out with not enough strings attached whenever potential longer abilities to fraud but frankly if you have a career at goldman sachs coming your not really sensitive to when you push this money out. one of the things i saw was this presumption of goodness that these banks and executives would never, ever take advantage of the taxpayer by putting their profit interest over that of the public interest and i think our voices of skepticism to bring that ba
LINKTV
Jan 11, 2013 8:00am PST
the history books are written, tim geithner is going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the treasury. jack has my complete trust. i know i am not alone. in the words of one former senator, having him on your team is equivalent as a coach have in the luxury of putting some of the at almost any position and he will do well. i could not agree more. i hope the senate will confirm him as quickly as possible. >> lew was an executive at citigroup from 2006-2008, at a time the financial crisis, and then along time proponent of deregulation wall street. more after headlines. the pastor selected to deliver the benediction at president obama is an operation later this month has withdrawn following an uproar over anti-lgbtq comments he made in the 1990's. the rev. had come under opposition after it was revealed he called on christians to fight what he called the lgbtq movements aggressive agenda. the inauguration committee said it was unaware of the pastor's prior stance at the time he was elected. a new study has found up to half of all food worldwide is going to waste. britain'
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am EST
chief of staff jack lew to head the treasury department. he praised outgoing secretary tim geithner. if confirmed, he would take over the treasury department's before the white house and congress debates the debt ceiling. this is 15 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states accompanied by some of tim geithner and sap jack lew. >> men, everybody, please have a seat. a little more than four years ago, i stood with mr. tim geithner and denounced him as my first to my cabinet. we were barely two months into the financial crisis, the stock market have quivered, the housing market had cratered as well, a bank after bank was on the verge of collapse, and worst of all, more than 800,000 americans would lose their jobs in just a bad month. and the bottom was not yet in sight. i cannot blame tim when he told me he was not the right guy for the job. [laughter] extensivet tim's experience with economic policy made him qualified and i knew he could hit the ground running. as chairman of the new york federal reserve, he had just spent several sleepless and chaotic weeks
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 10:00am PST
are giving tim geithner a big sendoff on his last day today. republican soul searching at the winter meetings in charlotte. governor bobby jindahl has tough love for the grand ole party. >> we have to stop being the stupid party. i'm serious. it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. it's time for us to articulate our plans and our visions for america in real terms. it's no secret we had a number of republicans that damaged the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. i'm here to say we've had enough of that. >> but is changing the electoral college rules to gain the presidency a way to improve the brand and get smart? coming up here, former republican party chair and mississippi governor haley barbour. and kimmel kidnapped. >> i ran out of time. >> apologies from matt damon. ran out of time. >> i want to apologize. >> to matt damon. >> we ran out of time for him. >> matt damon. >> extremely overrated matt damon. >> after being the butt of jimmy kimmel's notes for a decade, matt damon gets help from an eh-list of friends. >> if you bump a man long enough, a nigh
CNN
Jan 12, 2013 10:00am PST
is raised. good to see you. richard, stick around. you won't have tim geithner to kick around anymore. >> as a kid growing up in queens, i had dreams of making a difference in the world. >> jack lew gets to make the difference now as the next treasury secretary of the united states. will he make a difference? [ male announcer ] count the number of buttons in your car. now count the number of buttons on your tablet. isn't it time the automobile advanced? introducing cue in the all-new cadillac xts. the simplicity of a tablet has come to your car. ♪ the all-new cadillac xts has arrived. and it's bringing the future forward. ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct shouting, bell dinging ] ...you'll bust your brain box. ♪ all on thinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ >>> new term, new treasury secretary. president obama has nominated jacob jack lew to be his next treasury secretary. he is 57 years old, got the weirdest signature ever, which is soon going to appea
FOX
Jan 10, 2013 4:30am PST
sometime today. he will replace tim geithner who is stepping down today just as they are preparing for a confrontation with republicans over debt and deficits. this is interesting, in jack lou becomes treasury secretary, his signature would appear on every bill. tim geithner said he had to change his signature when he got the job to make it legible. >>> it led to a fatal stabbing. police say they have arrested a cheating wife and his boyfriend and tied them to a bizarre plot. they hired a man to scared the woman's estranged husband to scare him out of moving out. >> she felt this would be a persuasion for a scare tactic to get him to move out of the residence. >> police say the husband finally stabbed the intruder during a struggle inside the home. the husband acted in self- defense and is not being charged. meanwhile hiss estranged wife and three others in jail facing murder charges. >>> a man who spearheaded the murder in colorado shooting, he is on the short list of becoming police chief. they interviewed the finalists and they are former santa clara police chief kevin kyle, tom
CNBC
Jan 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
confirming he will be nominated to replace outgoing secretary of treasury tim geithner. but can he get through the senate? that the question. john is here in new york with perspective on that. what do you think, john? >> yes, he can. he is liked across the political spectrum. he is an effective liberal serving tip o'neill in the past. but we know that second term cabinet are beginning to fall into place. we have had the national security members of the team named in the last few days but now jack lew will be named, we expect tomorrow, to replace tim geithner who has been wanting to leave for some time. here is what president obama gets, someone with vast experience in handling capitol hill and dealing with budget negotiations. he's been a part of almost lever r every big budget negotiation the last couple of decades. secondly, someone who will remain part of his inner circle and genial personality. what he doesn't get is the experience tim geithner brought, years of financial regulation. tim geithner headed the bank of new york. he doesn't have the ties to wall street that a wall stree
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm EST
they haven't figured out yet. >> and we see transitions tim geithner, saying good-bye. he ligue really with the respect of the white house and respect of the markets? >> i think, you know, it's a question that paul krugman gets at in the "new york times" today. what et cetera the right path to ultimately create jobs and growth? >> do you still have to focus on the deficit, or will that take care of itself to some degree versus more budget cutting? this is a thing that geithner felt strongly about, that you couldn't get too far out ahead of slashing the budget during a weak economy. the other thing, of course, is financial reform. did and he the president put in place some things along with congress that boo prevent another financial disaster? >> we'll be looking forward to your interview with paul ryan, his first interview since the election. >> first interview since the election. we'll have a lot to talk about in terms of the future of the party. >> thank you very much. >> and now to discuss the future of the republican party, haley barbour, former chair of the republican governors as
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 7:00am EST
the federal budget. >> when the history books are written, tim geithner will go down as one of our finest secretaries of the treasury. [applause] host: the president of the united states on timothy geithner and talking about his tenure as to -- secretary treasury. "the washington post" writes -- highlighting efforts made by the financial crisis and the housing industry. this comes as jack lew will become the next person to be nominated into that position. we want to talk to you about timothy geithner, his legacy, his time served as the treasury secretary, and your thoughts on what he has done or not done depending on your opinion. here is how you can join us this morning. you can give us a call -- if you want to send us a twet -- @cspanwj facebook.com/cspan this is how "the new york times"highlights some of his accomplishments. it says here -- that is "the new york times." prefers to 45, your thoughts on timothy geithner as the secretary treasury. -- for the first 45 minutes, your thoughts on timothy geithner as secretary treasury. more from "the new york times." they continue to write th
CNBC
Jan 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
way. he is not the sweet talker that tim geithner that republicans are. the easy thing about him, i think you are right. he is far more ideological than that, he is not like tim geithner. he is head of the new york fed. he is well versed in the new york currency and you have a life long budgeteer. can i add to that? i want to say something about out going. i have the highest regard for them. his financial knowledge was excellent. his knowledge of the whole banking arena. and i'll tell you this too, while i disagreed with him on fiscal issues. he and i had a great personal relationship. what i understand is, he does not have a personal relationship and doesn't know how to deal with people on the other side of the i'll. and that on top of his personal experience to me makes this a poor choice. >> on financial experience i'll grant you some points. this is a guy who has been negotiating complicated deals for 20 years. on the hill in the reagan years, and because there were these tough opepisodes, i would reall take that off your list. >> according to that book, he helped sabotage, he w
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 5:00am PST
growing again for past three years when the history books are written, tim geithner is going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the treasury. [ applause ] >> there is no doubt that geithner's legacy will loom large over the obama administration and the american economy for years to come. starting with his role as head of the new york federal reserve, he was pivotal is the rescue regime and the ugly glory. he's been a lightning rod for criticism and apparent unwillingness to hold wall street accountable for the financial crash. those choices have reprecushions to day for the millions of workers and borrowers. he rescued the giant aig was is appreciate fwhad company that aig is airing commercials thanking american people for their generous assistance. >> we're a leading global company in america. >> we paid every dollar america lent to us. >> everything plus a profit of more than $22 billion. >> for the american people. >> thank you, america. >> not everyone at aig, however, is to grateful. the company's former chairman hank greenberg is suing the federal government for making
CW
Jan 14, 2013 10:00pm PST
fast to avoid hurting the economy. tim geithner says the nation could run out of money as soon as mid-february. >>> different budget situation for california legislature's nonpartisan budget analysts agrees with the governor after years of multi billion dollar budgets,. >>> after years of fighting doping allegations lance armstrong is coming clean the cycling legend sat down with oprah for an interview this afternoon at his >>> a homeland security warning for your computer. julie watts with the security flaw that could leave you exposed. >> i don't know if it is unprecedented but it is rarely done. >> reporter: he is talking about the homeland security warn ing to disable java software on your computer. hackers are exploiting vulnerables allowing you to be tricked into logging into fake bank siteusing your computer to attack other sites. or call has released a patch but security experts says the not good enough. >> this is one of the ongoing tensions with java it is very old as patches are released and they do plug certain holes others may not get addressed. >> reporter: java allows p
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 4:30am EST
to tim geithner. >> internal audit at apple shows more under age workers building ipads and iphones. >>apple continues to be a big story. yesterday a rough day for apple shares. it posted weakest shares since 2009. shares plunged 12%. more bad news for apple. they are under pressure for using more under age workers overseas. the company expanded internal audits of suppliers in discovered one chinese labor agent forged documents to have 74 children younger than 16 working at one plant. 158 facilities did not perform adequate audits of their own suppliers. call it the end of an arab. timothy geithner leaving office today. his likely successor jack lew is seeking senate approval. timothy geithner is the most senior official remaining from the team that grappled with the financial crisis. facebook ceo marge shepherd -- mark zuckerberg is giving chris christie some help with this campaign. we have been through the fiscal cliff, the dairy clef, now get ready to hear about the tomato cliff. >>it is always something. >> how many close do we need. >> 4:37 and 19 degrees. >> an alert for tho
FOX Business
Jan 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
years ago i stood with mr. tim geithner and announced him as my first nominee to my cabinet. we were barely two months into the financial crisis. the stock market had cratered. the housing market had cratered as well. bank after bank was on the verge of collapse, and worst of all, more than 800,000 americans would lose their jobs in just that month. and the bottom was not yet in sight. so i couldn't blame tim when he tried to tell me wasn't the right guy for the job. but i knew that tim's extensive experience with economic policy made him imminently qualified. and i also knew that he could hit the ground running. as chairman of the new york federal reserve he had just spent several sleepless and chaotic weeks emersed in the complexities of the crisis and had been working closely with his republican predecessor at treasury to save the financial system. then with the wreckage of our economy still smoldering and unstable i asked him to help put it back together. and thanks in large part to his steady hand our economy has been growing again for the past three years. our businesses have c
FOX Business
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
will talk about the pick to replace treasury secretary tim geithner we will talk about jack lew who has served at the treasury department under clinton and obama. is great to see you again. jack lew claim to fame to create a surplus bet americans are up in arms? >> nobody has a better resonate and jack lew who was an aide to tip o'neill during the reform of social security. republicans are really just playing partisan. lori: over the last three years ago with budget director u.s. has run deficits over $8 trillion per year in that rate is of contention with criticism. >> a lot of that's is more partisan fear than reality. one interview that he did when the president proposes budget that spending on government programs would balance with the revenues to equalize. their rubies smaller running deficits but that was the course scope and size issue. they said it is semantics but that is not the case. lori: do they not like him because he is a tough negotiator? >> that is part of it. >> except john kerry every nomination is criticized even in hagel is not good enough. so the backdrop of the ob
FOX News
Jan 10, 2013 2:00am PST
of the trish ry secretary is to sign the currency. on this bill you have tim geithner's signature because he's the treasury secretary. if lew is the next treasury secretary? it's over one document after another. you can get a pretty close-up look at it. there it is. image that on your dollar bills. that's how it would look like. tim geithner decided to clean it up before he came up with his signature. >> make it look more official. looks like an 8th grade girl's signature. >> makes a lot of doctor's signatures look legible. >> doug luzader thank you very much. >>> we have extreme weather striking the south this morning. >> janice dean is following us this morning. she is live. >> a spring lime storm moving through texas, louisiana. this is in towards mississippi where we have another tornado warning south of alexandria seeing strong rotation across doppler radar. this could be rain wrapped so people may not see this coming. this is a dangerous situation. severe threat in and around where we see the tornado watch until noon local time. that will stretch into mississippi throughout the day tod
FOX
Jan 10, 2013 5:00am PST
jack lew after taking the place of tim geithner. they are preparing for a new confrontation with republicans over debt and deficit. now this is interesting, if jack lew becomes treasury secretary he may want to work on his signature. right now it is a series of curely writing and it will appear on every u.s. treasury bill. tim geithner said he had to change his signature when he got the job to make it legible. >>> they are getting new information about the first homicide victim of 2013. it was outside of a house on tripoli avenue early sunday morning. they now identify him as ivan. they heard a loud argument and then several gunshots and he was pronounced dead at the scene. they are still searching for suspects and there is no word of a possible motive. >>> they now say people who live in san francisco, sonoma and contra costa counties can also participate. organizers will offer $200 for semiautomatic weapons and will also collect violent video games and if there is money left over, they will buy it back. they are at police headquarters in novato, san rafael and largos and a
CBS
Jan 4, 2013 6:00am EST
, treasurer tim geithner is expected to give up his role and he will stay on the job until the presidential inauguration. some say he will stay longer with the physical cliff another -- fiscal cliff negotiations. the debt ceiling is not far but tim geithner will remain around until the end of the inauguration. >>> congresswoman gabrielle giffords will reportedly visit newtown connecticut this afternoon which is the deadly scene of the school shooting. congresswoman gabrielle giffords is still recovering after being shot in her home state in january 2011. >>> secretary hillary rodham clinton said she will return to work next week. she has been sidelined by a string of medical problems. she was just released from the hospital where she was treated for a blood clot in her head. >>> chris young will be laid to rest today. his funeral is today. he died when his motorcycle collided with a van in bristol monday and a wake was held for him yesterday. >>> keeping new year's resolutions, they are not simple to keep for anybody. we will find out about some strategies and some practical ways to stay mo
CNBC
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am EST
to take a quick break. coming up, tim geithner, talk about t.g.i.f., he has one more morning commute today before he steps down as u.s. treasury secretary. we'll take a look back at his tenure over the past four years next. don't go anywhere. ♪ [ male announcer ] end your long week... with a weekend getaway. save up to forty percent on all weekend hotel stays. book by january thirty first at hiltonanyweekend.com. >>> welcome back to "worldwide exchange." these are your headlines. wall street eyes another run at that all important 1500 on the s&p. britain on the bripg of recession as gdp falls more than expecteded in the kwourth facilitier. speaking in davos, mario draghi says the effects of the ecb bond buying scheme has yet to be fully realized. and today is tim geithner's last day on the job as u.s. treasury secretary. from overseeing t.a.r.p. and navigating the financial crisis to facing off with congress against the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff, here is a look at the past four years as geithner gets set to exit. >> nbc news is now reporting that timothy geithner will be the trea
CNBC
Jan 10, 2013 4:00am EST
for a while and he doesn't have the experience in financial regulation that tim geithner brought to the job having head of the federal reserve bank of new york during the financial crisis. but jack lew is expected to be announced today. the pecked speculation about his replacement as white house chief of staff has centered in the last 24 hours around dennis mcdonna. sources tell me that dennis mcdonough is the chief candidate. ron biden has already been a contender. wool see whether the president pairs the announcement of a new chief of staff with jack lew's appointment today. >> so jack lew seems to have the nomination locked up. danny krugman is expected to be looked go ahead at for treasury secretary. >>> still, that's a subject for great discussion. now let's bring you up to speed with the action on today's global markets report. will i sixuan is with us. hi, sixuan. >> thank you, ross. that surprising number in trade data has helped beat sentiment in asia. the sensex index had a fresh 19-month high in trade before closing up .6%. airline stocks on upgrades. the shanghai composite finis
CNN
Jan 10, 2013 9:00am PST
it to four years ago when tim geithner came in. geithner had been in the room prior to becoming treasury secretary when he was head of the new york federal reserve. they made the decision to let lehman brothers fail. he walked into a banking and a central bank global financial crisis, and he was a guy who had no learning curve. same thing here. we don't have a banking crisis, we don't have a central banking and financial crisis. we've got a budget crisis in washington. jack lew is steeped in the budget. he takes over from tim geithner right in the middle of this debt ceiling debate which will be followed immediately by the sequestration, the broad spending cuts debate. and then the fact that the u.s. has not had a federal budget since 2009. the so-called continuing resolutions which means nothing changes from the year before. that is central to the whole budget debate. if we actually had a budget in this country, we wouldn't have a debt ceiling debate. we wouldn't have a sequestration debate. jack lew takes over, he's got three things that are going to face him immediately which is why t
CNBC
Jan 9, 2013 3:00pm EST
expected to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew to replace tim geithner. will that a make a deal on the debt easier or tougher? >> and constellation brands raising its estimates. the stock is one of the s&p's top performers of the year. not getting much of a bood boost at all though. will this push the adult beverage company even higher? don't miss our exclusive with the company's ceo, rob sands. that's coming up. >> and aig's board declining to join a controversial shareholder lawsuit against the government over the $1 will 2 billion bailout of the company. i'll get the inside story from the ceo of the company, bob benmosche joining me here exclusively in the 4:00 hour of the "closing bell." back in a moment. curb... make you a target for thieves? or that dog bites account for a third of all home liability claims? what if you didn't know that one in seven drivers is uninsured? and that grease fires have to be smothered? the more you know, the better you can plan for whats ahead. get smarter about your insurance. ♪ we are farmers bum - pa - dum, bum - bum - bum - bum ♪ [ male
CNN
Jan 13, 2013 12:00pm PST
on is that president obama really, really spent a lot of time talking about tim geithner and the applause he got in the white house was extended. you don't -- you think tim geithner and neil barofsky, the inspector general of t.a.r.p., you both think geithner's more part of the problem than the solution? >> i think, you know, i agree with barofskyon a lot of these points. tim geithner's legacy, he's going to be remembered as the architect of too big to fail. he had the opportunity to go in and correct a lot of problems, restore fiscal honesty and transparency in the system and instead, they papered over the problem and threw a lot of money at corrupt failing institutions and they created these sort of monsters that now we have to publicly back even when they're laundering money for terrorists and drug dealers. >> you write an article like this, it gives you strange bedfellows and puts you into bed with a lot of conservatives who say we shouldn't have had the bailout? >> i believe it should have been done differently with conditions. it should have been done in a way that encouraged transparency
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
with the republican party was also there. can duberstein was a member of the board. seal the seams. tim geithner is in your book, nor treasury secretary. was his relationship to all this? >> guest: tim geithner is the president of the new york fed during the years when regulation became extremely lax in this country for financial institutions and particularly new york, citibank was the purview of the new york fed and obviously not paying attention because citibank became one of the biggest nightmares of the bailout brigade. so tim geithner was really at the creation of this kind of belief that banks could set their own capital standards, which are riveted for a wonderful thing that spreads risk and financial innovation was not to be stopped. there's all this kind of mindset really came down from greenspan i think, who said it really was anti-regulation, not interested in making sure that financial products that were sold to people were not going to go up on them five minutes later. and so, there was a tone that bankers would never do anything so silly as to take the risks that would load themsel
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
plans to announce jack lew to replace tim geithner. the president is expected to do that tomorrow. and hilda solis announced she will resign, while attorney general eric holder announced he will stay on for a second term. jay carney was asked this question about jack lew. >> working on a signature. >> the treasury secretary's signature, you see, appears on all reserve notes, dollar bills during his tenure. here is jack lew's signature, it really is. and here is what jack lew's signature would look like on a dollar bill. not everybody can have the style of john hancock. it was once said that the president had the handwriting that neared that of an illiterate. and of course, there is this, that signature? it may be more legible than jack lew, tim geithner's signature became the very neat, very legible cursive in the right-hand corner. tim geithner said he was forced to change his signature before it was fit to print. richard wolfe, when i was chief of staff at the senate finance committee, we of course had to confirm treasury secretary. and i had when i was all done -- this thing wa
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